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  • FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Thompson has gone five years since her only major title. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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Val Demings, Darren Soto & Stephanie Murphy to Take Oath of Office in Washington Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Newly elected U.S. Representatives Val Deming, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy will be sworn in to the 115th Congress on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The three freshman Democrats represent Orange County and face a Republican-led House, Senate and White House. Congresswoman-elect Val Demings (D-FL10) defeated Thuy Lowe in the general election. Demings is…

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Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap is Running for Orlando City Commission

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap filed paperwork with Orlando City Clerk’s Office to run for the coveted District 5 seat currently held by incumbent Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill. Ericka Dunlap’s Statement of Candidate and Appointment of Campaign Treasurer Orlando native Dunlap, 34, was the first African American woman…

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Jackie Siegel for Florida Governor?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – East Orlando Post wrote an article in November titled: “‘Queen of Versailles’ For Governor of Florida… It Could Happen.” In addition, East Orlando Post issued an update: Jacqueline Siegel shared our article on her Facebook page and said it was “an idea worth consideration.” The Queen of Versailles for Florida…

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Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill Gets Opponent For 2017 City Election

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Approximately fourteen months away from the City of Orlando election day, Commissioner Regina Hill draws a challenger. Jibreel R. Ali, the president of the Spring Lake Manor Home Owner’s Association, recently filed paperwork with Orlando City Clerk’s Office indicating he will run in District 5 against Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill in…

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Tom Joyner, Allstate Insurance hosting ‘Tom Joyner Family Reunion’ Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The legendary Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show”®, is celebrating family fun and excitement with the 2016 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion® Labor Day weekend, September 1st – September 5th along with partners Allstate Insurance Company. Families from all over the country will join Joyner and his…

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Presenters Announced for the 2016 Tony Awards

New York, NY (FNN NEWS) – The Tony Awards have announced their first group of presenters for the 2016 Tony Awards which will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).  The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and…

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Creates More Inclusive Rules, Expands Accessibility

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (FNN SPORTS) — The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation has enacted changes for the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame that increase the Hall of Fame’s inclusiveness. The changes include: A Highly Qualified Candidate category that will empower the independent Hall of Fame Selection Committees to nominate candidates whose accomplishments have taken place…

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Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that…

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018,…

Iraq calls for expulsion of US troops over deadly airstrike

BAGHDAD (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted…

Hezbollah vows to end US military presence in region

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group vowed Sunday to end the…

Pneumonia of unknown cause – China

On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia…

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

MOSCOW (AP) — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orlando Magic to Join City of Orlando to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic, through the Magic…

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Legislature to Seize the Moment, Deliver for the People of Florida in State of the State Address

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered the State of the State address to…

One Day Before Pence Visit, FDP to Host “Latinos Against Trump” News Conference in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - One day before Mike Pence will try to drum up support at…

National Politics

Rep. Soto Announces New VA Office Hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced new hours for his Veteran Service Office at the Orlando VA…

Congresswoman Val Demings Named House Manager For Trump Impeachment Trial

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees,…

Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that…

US Military Training for Saudi Students Could Resume Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be…

FNN SPORTS

  • Pro Football Hall of Famers Davis, Green, Smith and Vick will take the NFL Pro Bowl lead in Orlando in 2020. Image: NFL
    NFL | Terrell Davis, Darrell Green, Bruce Smith, Michael Vick Named 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains

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Orlando Magic to Join City of Orlando to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic, through the Magic…

NBA: Magic Sign Gary Clark to 10-Day Contract, Release Josh Magette

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic have signed free…

Lightning Stop Coyotes Behind Vasilevskiy’s First Shutout

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy recorded his first shutout…

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Winning Streak Extends to 8 with Canucks Win

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - In the first home game of 2020, the Lightning…

Kyle Busch Eager for 58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA After 3-Day ‘Roar Before the Rolex 24’ Test Session

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The champ is here, as in reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion…

2020 Vrbo Citrus Bowl: Alabama Resurges with a Vengeance After Early Michigan Lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2) wasted no…

BUSINESS NEWS

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FNN News Names Kareen Kennedy Assistant Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida National News is thrilled to announce that Associate Entertainment…

[Upcoming Event Alert] LIVING THE DREAM: Soul Jazz & Art Auction in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Bronze Kingdom, located in Orlando Fashion Square Mall, will…

1,000+ Businesses and Attendees Expected at 2020 Seminole Business Expo

LAKE MARY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Seminole Business Expo (SBE) 2020 kicks off at…

Walt Disney World Characters Report Inappropriate Touching by Tourists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The universal rule and now #MeToo mantra: Keep your hands…

‘Empire’ Star Vivica A. Fox Comes to Orlando in January 2020...and She Means Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “Empire” (FOX) and “Kill Bill” star Vivica A. Fox is…

M&M’s Making a Move from Orlando to Disney Springs

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - One of the most recognizable candy brands, M&M’s, will be…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

  • This handout image released on December 11, 2019 courtesy of Time shows the Time person of the Year cover with Greta Thunberg [Handout/Evgenia Arbugaeva/TIME/AFP]
    WORLD | [OPINION] It’s About Time: A New Generation Speaks Aloud

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[Upcoming Event Alert] 31st Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival

EATONVILLE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The 31st Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and…

[Upcoming Event Alert]: Bottoms Up at the Inaugural Orlando Brew Festival

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - On January 31st, visit the Orlando Science Center after hours…

[Upcoming Event Alert] I AM KING: Scholarship Benefit Ball in Brevard County

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Party with a purpose! Celebrate the life, legacy, and…

[Upcoming Event Alert] LIVING THE DREAM: Soul Jazz & Art Auction in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Bronze Kingdom, located in Orlando Fashion Square Mall, will…

Walt Disney World Characters Report Inappropriate Touching by Tourists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The universal rule and now #MeToo mantra: Keep your hands…

Ed Aschoff, Talented Writer and Reporter for ESPN, Dies at 34

OXFORD, Mass. (FNN NEWS) - Talented and charismatic college football writer for ESPN, Edward “Ed”…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” star Brad Pitt is all smiles on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film's premiere Tuesday, May 21. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” star Brad Pitt is all smiles on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film's premiere Tuesday, May 21. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.

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In 2020, Women Take Charge in Film--Before and Behind the Lens

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Beyonce said it best in her hit song, “Run the…

Star Wars: Still a Force Gaining Funds, Despite Critics’ Drawbacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I know I could suffer some serious backlash to say…

Walt Disney World Characters Report Inappropriate Touching by Tourists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The universal rule and now #MeToo mantra: Keep your hands…

‘Empire’ Star Vivica A. Fox Comes to Orlando in January 2020...and She Means Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “Empire” (FOX) and “Kill Bill” star Vivica A. Fox is…

Live Again from Saturday Night, It’s Eddie Murphy!

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Christmas came early on December 21st, 2019 as we…